This is my random high five for myself – Self high five. Like masturbation, but I’m less likely to do this in public. ;-)
I had to grow a pair of lady-balls, and I had to let them swing low. I was booked (without much say in the matter) into a stand-up comedy lineup. I spent the few days prior, sweating profusely, crying, rocking back and forth in the shower (to clear away all the sweat) and then procrastinating and ignoring it.
It’s all a blur but I found myself on stage, holding a microphone, in front of a packed house. (That part was good)
I told my first joke, they chuckled (that was great). Then I told my follow up joke – they laughed, a lot (that was amazing). By the time I delivered my first punchline and they cheered… well, I needed to change my lace panties, because I was pretty much orgasming right there on the stage.
Here is a teeny-tiny snippet of that surreal moment. Taken from the middle of the set. I can’t put my whole routine up. Partly because it makes me cringe, as I bumble and flap my hands far too much… and partly because I don’t want to show ALL my jokes, coz then I’ll have to write brand new material – and let’s be honest. My shower hasn’t recovered from the last sob-fest of terror.
*click this link, I promise it just opens the video, I can’t seem to embed it on the page – but it wont redirect you anywhere dodgy*
Since this, I have been booked to perform at Chilli Bar on Thursday the 21st July,
Purple Turtle on Tuesday 26th July
and Beefcakes on Sunday 31st July 2011 alongside Rob Van Vuuren and Paul Snodgrass!
Stand-up Comedy… here we go!
*Self Gratifying High Five to me – and for everyone who gave me moral support, and fake laughed.*